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The Big Game At The Big House

Yesterday's games had a sit back, reminisce a bit and relax feel to it.

Today, the stress level will be on the upswing once again.

First a few bits-Channel 4, the local NBC affiliate will have a pre-game show on at 12:30pm ET today and CBC/HNIC does too.

Game time is just after 1:00pm ET on NBC and CBC.plus RDS.

Question of the day for Detroit fans, will Jimmy Howard have a bounce back game?

Because of the ice conditions, expect a north/south game and play in front of the net will be crucial.

No matter of the outcome, it should be an enjoyable event to watch.

But, knowing Detroit fans, the stress level will be high and a perfect game will be expected.

It's a live blog bitches on the first day of a new year.

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WestWing's avatar

Gordon Lightfoot should be singing Oh Canada

Why the hell not?  The main hatchway might give in at any moment with this team.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/01/14 at 01:30 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

game on!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/01/14 at 01:31 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Nothing says Detroit flavor quit like the Zac Brown Band….....It’s Ann Arbor…why not Iggy??

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/01/14 at 01:28 PM ET

Would have preferred Jack White doing a Hendrix-esque version

Posted by Hootinani on 01/01/14 at 01:31 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

My parents were from the Calumet/Laurium area.  I spent a tonne of my childhood up there visiting Grams and Gramps and playing among the poor rock rubble of C&H No.13.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where free agents no longer want to go. on 01/01/14 at 01:27 PM ET

Nice.  Spent some time at ol’ number 13 myself.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/01/14 at 01:32 PM ET

SYF's avatar

All right, I got a bit misty with the National Anthem, but let’s play.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/01/14 at 01:32 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Indeed, Jack White would be awesome.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/01/14 at 01:32 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Damn, there’s that “active defense” already.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/01/14 at 01:33 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Slow feet as usual, Q.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/01/14 at 01:33 PM ET

calquake's avatar

If Glendenning is in who is out?

Posted by calquake on 01/01/14 at 01:34 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Really likin the camera angle.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/01/14 at 01:34 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

If Glendenning is in who is out?

Posted by calquake on 01/01/14 at 01:34 PM ET

Jurco.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/01/14 at 01:35 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

If Glendenning is in who is out?

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Jurco

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 01/01/14 at 01:35 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Really likin the camera angle.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 01/01/14 at 01:34 PM ET

I noticed that it is a wider angle that shows more of the ice. Love it

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/01/14 at 01:36 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Im probably in the minority, but to me this should not be a game played for points in the standings.  Exhibition fine, but this is too clusterfuched to count for something.

Posted by Hootinani on 01/01/14 at 01:36 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Mmmaannn .... this is pretty awesome.

Posted by SK77 on 01/01/14 at 01:36 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

2:20 in and we’re cleaning the ice already.  This has the potential to be a long, long game.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 01/01/14 at 01:36 PM ET

SYF's avatar

About as bad as the PHI/NYR outdoor game.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/01/14 at 01:37 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

It’s too bad the snow is gonna play such a factor in the game….

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/01/14 at 01:37 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

This game is going to last 3.5 hours or more if it takes this long to sweep the ice

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/01/14 at 01:37 PM ET

calquake's avatar

this is too clusterfuched to count for something.

Posted by Hootinani on 01/01/14 at 01:36 PM ET

Kinda like the Red Wings season so far.

Posted by calquake on 01/01/14 at 01:37 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Im probably in the minority, but to me this should not be a game played for points in the standings.  Exhibition fine, but this is too clusterfuched to count for something.

Yeah, but I’ve been saying that every game lately.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/01/14 at 01:38 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Wow.  Here we go again.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/01/14 at 01:38 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

This game is going to last 3.5 hours or more if it takes this long to sweep the ice

You’d think they’d have a small army of about fifty guys armed with shovels so they could do it all in one pass.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 01/01/14 at 01:39 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Posted by Hootinani on 01/01/14 at 01:36 PM ET

My wife and I were just discussing that, she thought it was an exhibition game.  I think I kind of agree with you.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/01/14 at 01:39 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Babs looks more miserable than normal.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/01/14 at 01:40 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Good shift! LGRW

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 01/01/14 at 01:42 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Being a regular season / points game is good for me; makes it count for something, worthwhile, higher importance / intensity.

Both teams playing by the same conditions, not an advantage for either.

Just go get the “W” & 2-points, Detroit.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/01/14 at 01:42 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

I seem to notice Miller every time he’s on the ice in the last handful of games.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/01/14 at 01:42 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Stadium looks pretty full? That could be because all the heavy coats taking up the extra space. The spacing on the seats at the stadium are pretty narrow.

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/01/14 at 01:43 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

the Toronto goalie with the knit hat is killing me.  too funny.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/01/14 at 01:43 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

Cleary won a race to the puck.  It is a new year after all.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 01/01/14 at 01:43 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Both teams playing by the same conditions, not an advantage for either.

Just go get the “W” & 2-points, Detroit.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/01/14 at 01:42 PM ET

Agreed.

Posted by SK77 on 01/01/14 at 01:43 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

For me, this this game didn’t count for points I probably wouldn’t watch…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/01/14 at 01:43 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Cleary won a race to the puck.  It is a new year after all.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 01/01/14 at 01:43 PM ET

Mother Nature = Great Equalizer… who knew?

Posted by calquake on 01/01/14 at 01:45 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

the Toronto goalie with the knit hat is killing me.  too funny.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/01/14 at 01:43 PM ET

You mean his toque?  Is that what you were talking aboot?

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/01/14 at 01:45 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Cleary won a race to the puck.  It is a new year after all.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 01/01/14 at 01:43 PM ET

“wind assisted”

Posted by Hootinani on 01/01/14 at 01:46 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Phaneuf went down pretty easy.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/01/14 at 01:46 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Maybe the dental surgeon left a few teeth toots exposed in Buckets mouth to keep him on edge

Posted by MoreShoot on 01/01/14 at 01:47 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

I’m genuinely surprised that they didn’t stop the game to clear the ice for the Leafs.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/01/14 at 01:48 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Phaneuf went down pretty easy.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/01/14 at 01:46 PM ET

Or so says the guys at the bar he frequents.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/01/14 at 01:48 PM ET

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